Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pan Fried Bao (生煎包)

Saw this from one of the TV food program and would like to have my hand on in making for the family to try.

With the courtesy from Florence, I proceed using her recipe

Here's the finished product and it was well received by the family member. You too can give it a try.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve at home 2009

Last year this time, I was at Harbin for holiday and have attended a wonderful Christmas Party on Eve of Christmas.

Consecutive for two years, office is having shut-down during this period. Like it or not, you’re asked to go on leave, one of the cost cutting measure and also due to seasonal off for most of the industry.

Some preparation done for the family gets together. I have order a Dinner Deal Feast $39.90 consists of Turkey Ham, Roasted Pork Knuckle, and Jumbo Chicken Bratwurst. If you’re within the first 500 customers, it comes with an early bird gift of Chocolate Log Cake. Quite a steal.

I have also pre-ordered a Christmas party pack from Coffee Bean.

Think the family member don't like the taste of the assorted cake. They prefers the free Chocolate Log Cake, I will stop ordering it next year .

We ate the Turkey Ham, Roasted Pork Knuckle and Jumbo Chicken Bratwurst going along with grape sparkling juice.

Merry Christmas and may all of us be happy and stays healthy. Cheer!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice 冬至 2009

Is another year of Winter Solstice 冬至 .
Same as last year, I have home made Glutinous Rice Ball. This time I put in three different type of filing. Peanut, Red Bean Paste and Gula Melaka (coconut sugar).
Oops, one mistake! I didn't have the red food colouring available. I used cherry paste as substitute. And guess what, the glutinous rice ball have a unpleasant taste.
What a pity!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Potluck 2009

This year we have Christmas Pot Luck on 15 Dec which is the best timing to suit almost everyone in our department.

Look, here are the food prepared/ordered by my fellow colleagues.

933 Golden Pillow Curry Chicken Bread/Mee Siam (Ching Harn/Janet)

Satay - beef, mutton & chicken (AY)

Turkey (Kirk)

Tidbits (Henry)

Sparking Juice (Teen Teen)

Otah (Kala)

Mushrooms salad (Cindy)
Hashbrown Bacon Chedder Cheese Puff (Yin Yin)

Cream Puff (Anthea)

Chocolate Fondue (Yanti/Juliah/Nuraini)

Cranberry Pear Cake (Ai See)

Cheesy Macaroni (Ai See)

Brownie (Yin Yin)

Ice-Cream topping (Charmaine)

Mixed Vegetable Smoked Salmon Salad (Yen Yen)

Tuna spread w cracker (Cheryl)

Chicken Pie (SP)

Christmas Tree filled with "the wish" tag for gift exchange

The "biggest" size gift exchange wish being fulfilled to kk , so envy her.

Not forgetting our "Little Guest of Honour"

Monday, December 14, 2009

Rich & Chewy Cranberry Cookies

There were few years back on one of the Christmas celebration. Annamma George who is a newbie to our department bakes these nice rich & chewy cranberry cookies for all of us in the office.

It aroma smell and appearance lure me to the first taste of this cookies. Mm, it taste heavenly and I was touch by her for putting aside her busy schedule to bake these for us.

I asked her for the recipe and she willingly share it with me by personally wrote it down in this lovely piece of notepad.

This is also the first time that I was being introduced to Panettone Bread. Trust me, it taste very nice.

Oh for the cookies, I think she still bake the best taste cookies.

In life, you get to meet a lot of nice people and I'm fortunate to meet many of them.


2/3 cup cutter - slightly warmed
1 egg
3 cup flour
1 cup cranberry
1/2 cup pecans/other nuts
1/2 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup white chocolate

Method (12 big cookies size)

  1. Mix butter, brown sugar & honey together.
  2. Add lightly beaten egg + vanilla essence.
  3. Mix well the above
  4. In a separate bowl mix all other ingredients together
  5. Combine 3 & 4 to form a soft dough.
  6. Place dough in fridge to chill for 10 - 15 mins
  7. Remove from fridge and dividle dough into desired shape and size
  8. Place dough in grease paper
  9. Preheat oven and bake at 180 c for 10 - 15 min depending on your oven heat
  10. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool down before consumption or storage.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dragon Fruit Ice-Cream


300 gm dragon fruit puree
100 ml orange juice
160 ml milk
80 gm egg yolk
80 gm caster sugar
20 gm corn flour
160 ml whipping cream


  1. Pour milk into a saucepan, then boil over medium heat until about 85°C. Set aside.
  2. Whisk egg yolk with caster sugar until white and creamy, then add in corn flour and mix well.
  3. Pour method (1) gradually into method (2) and mix well.
  4. Use double boil and stirring method to boil method (3) until become thicken. Once turn thicken, remove it from flame and add in dragon fruit puree and orange juice and mix well. Leave it to cool.
  5. Whisk whipping cream until soft peak and mix well with method (4), then pour into container.
  6. Place method (5) into the freezer and freeze for about 2 hours. Remove and mix well, then freeze into the freezer again. Repeat this method for 2 - 3 times

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mee Hoon Kuey Soup

One of the favourite food for KK. She can have Mee Hoon Kuey at least three times a week.

Run out of idea what to cook for the family, so I decide to have Mee Hoon kuey for the family. Simple and easy to prepare, just dump everything into the pot to cook.

Ingredients (serve 4 pax)

Mee Hoon Kuey
(2oo gm of flour, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1 egg - optional) and enough water to knead into a dough. Flatten the dough into rectangle shape and ready to use.

Minced Meat (100 gm)
(add in 1 tsp of Tong Cai, 1/2 tsp of corn, 1/2 tsp of sugar and 2 tsp of light soya sauce). Leave aside for 10 - 15 minutes. Roll the seasoned minced meat into ball shape.

2 - 3 stalks of Xiao Bai Cai or Chye Xin (own preference vegetable)
250 gm of prawn (wash and remove the shell).
1 - 2 clove of chopped garlic.
2 - 3 tbsp of cooking oil
4 bowl of water
4 eggs (optional)
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of sugar


  1. Heat the cooking oil in a wok.
  2. Put in the chopped garlic and stir fry until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the water.
  4. When water is boil, add in the salt.
  5. Put in the minced meat ball.
  6. Add in the vegetable.
  7. Cut the Mee Hoon Kuey into length size and drop into the boiling soup.
  8. Let is cook for 2 - 3 min.
  9. Break the egg and add into the boiling soup (optional)
  10. Add in the prawn and let it boil until cook.
  11. Serve with sprinkle Fried Ikan Bilis (anchovies) topping.

Durian with Purple Glutinous Rice


80 gm black glutinous rice
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp purple sweet corn
2 tbsp coconut sugar (finely chopped)
4 pcs durian flesh

Sweet Liquid

2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
some sugar


  1. Wash the black glutinous rice and then soak it in water overnight.
  2. Strain, put it in a pot, add in salt and fill in water two inches above the ingredients.
  3. Boil it on medium heat for 30 mins until it becomes tender.
  4. Add in coconut sugar and cook until it dissolves. Take it out, strain and shape it into desire size.
  5. Tear off the skin of durian. Set aside.
  6. Put the milk, coconut milk, sugar into a pot and boil until sugar dissolve over low heat.
  7. Remove and refrigerate.
  8. Serve with scoop of durian flesh and coconut milk mixture.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kuey Tiao Style "Fried Carrot Cake"

Another different version of "Fried Carrot Cake" . Everything is the same as the fried carrot cake except this time, Mr Chef used Kuey Tiao as the main ingredients.